Over the Labor Day Weekend I . . . well . . . labored. But it was a labor of love. I’ve been working hard onmy first independently published release — my mainstream fiction novel What She Never Expected. By”independently published” I mean that I’m doing everything for this one all by myself. I’m the writer, the publisher, the literary agent, the editor. (Although I did have help with the editing thanks to my fab critique group!) I even designed the cover and I’m formatting the text for Kindle and other e-readers. This book will,for the time being at least, only be available as an e-book. No walking into the local bookstore for me this time and seeing my new book on the shelf — I’ll miss that. But I’m still very excited!
What She Never Expected is a mainstream novel, comparable in tone and story type to the early books in the now-defunct Harlequin NeXt line that I used to write for. If you read and enjoyed my Rita nominated novel The Me I Used To Be, chances are good you’ll like this book, too. It’s a story of family, of secrets uprooted that twist and tangle and complicate the protagonist Maggie Mahoney’s carefully planned life. It’s a story of a woman who is old enough to have regrets, and wise enough to search her own heart for forgiveness. It’s about love lost . . . and love found. And how the past affects the present. I hope to launch the book in the next couple of weeks. Check back here soon for the blurb! Meanwhile, happy reading!
P.S. I’d love to hear what you think of the cover if you’d like to leave a comment!
I love the cover. Since I loved “The Me I Used To Be” and “Sandwiched”, I am very much looking forward to reading thi s book.
Hi Deborah! Thanks for commenting and letting me know your thoughts on the cover. So nice to know you loved THE ME I USED TO BE and SANDWICHED! WHAT SHE NEVER EXPECTED is very much in the same vein, so I think (and hope!) you’ll like it just as much.
Great cover! Can I ask: why did you decide to go Indy? I published one book via a small press and did the 2nd myself. Thinking about finding an agent this time. How it it going for you “doing it all”?
I have delayed self-publishing this one, although I still plan to. I just got sidetracked with other work. I have, however, self published a non-fiction book. It was a lot of work, but I learned a lot! What was your experience like?